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August 28, 2018 8:48 am  #1

Doesn't cause health problems, but fined $289 million?

Clearly, there's a problem here.  Someone is lying.

I wish the fine had been $289 trillion because $289 million is nothing to a company this size.  In the end, this court decision probably doesn't mean a damned thing.  It's a drop in a helluva big bucket.

I have belonged to a group here in SD for years who've been petitioning farmers and trying to convince them to stop using pesticides, herbicides, insecticides - - in other words, poisons - - on their crops.  Most of them really and truly have absolutely no clue what they're doing to the soil, the crops, and the health of the animals and people who eat those crops and products of those crops.  They don't even understand the dangers they're doing to themselves while using these toxic chemicals.  They cannot work with chemicals and not breathe some of it into their lungs or absorb some spilled stuff through their skin, or whatever scenario plays out.  It would be impossible to use it and not come in contact with it in some way.

Well, I think they'll all understand a little better once they read this article and a few more like it.  However, some people really don't care about the toxicity.  That's a sad fact.  It's about the money, stupid. That's their mantra.

As a result of all this toxic crap, we have illnesses we can't identify, much less treat.  We have poisoned waterways - - and let me tell you, water is the key to life itself.  We are not going to be able to survive the onslaught if we keep poisoning our water.  Our cities do it FAITHFULLY every day by adding flouride, which is also toxic to humans and animals.  By the time anyone learns the lessons, it will be too late to change the dynamic.  We don't have to worry about terrorist attacks, we're doing it to ourselves.

A government which robs Peter to
pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw

August 28, 2018 9:01 am  #2

Re: Doesn't cause health problems, but fined $289 million?

You may not even know you're getting it in your foods, because of a labeling system that is so corrupt, not to mention lame.  Our gubmint is NOT going to do anything about this, so we must try to do it ourselves.

Don't think for one minute that those "health food breakfast bars" are truly healthy and good for you.  What a GD crock.


"Glyphosate Is Often Used as a Desiccant on Non-GMO ProductsMost of the more than 250 million pounds of glyphosate sprayed on U.S. crops annually is used on genetically engineered crops,8 like Roundup-ready corn and soybeans that are engineered to withstand the chemical’s otherwise lethal effects. However, while choosing organic, nongenetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a good way to reduce your exposure to glyphosate, it isn’t foolproof, because the chemical is also used as a desiccant on many non-GMO crops.

In northern, colder regions farmers of wheat and barley must wait for their crops to dry out prior to harvest. Rather than wait an additional two weeks or so for this to happen naturally, farmers realized they could spray the plants with glyphosate, killing the crop and accelerating their drying (a process known as desiccating).

Desiccating wheat with glyphosate is particularly common in years with wet weather and has been increasing in North Dakota and Upper Midwestern states in the U.S., as well as in areas of Canada and Scotland (where the process first began).

In some cases, non-GMO foods may be even more contaminated with glyphosate than GMO crops, because they’re being sprayed just weeks prior to being made into your cereal, bread, cookies and the like."

A government which robs Peter to
pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw
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